Marilyn Werber Serafini has been a reporter in Washington since 1985, and was the health care and welfare correspondent for National Journal magazine from 1995 to 2010. She has written extensively about Medicare, Medicaid, the uninsured, health care reform, bioterrorism and pandemic flu and has won awards for articles on these subjects. Serafini covered the health reform debate during the Clinton Administration and the recent debate that led to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Serafini created and moderated National Journal’s Health Care Expert Blog, and was a senior reporter for CongressDaily (now National Journal Daily) from 1991-1995. | Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Competing ideas and election-year politics will thwart major legislation in 2012, but look for budgetary action at year's end.
The GOP Doctors Caucus is sending letters Friday soliciting ideas on how to “save” the seniors’ program and build bipartisan support.
KHN's Marilyn Werber Serafini details how the Wisconsin Republican's proposal places greater limits on federal spending for Medicare than last year's blueprint.
Against a backdrop of proposals to overhaul the popular social insurance program and a presidential campaign likely to address entitlement spending, the seniors group is mobilizing.
Republicans say they can overhaul the entitlement program while still offering the current option. But it may not look the same as it does today.
This story by Kaiser Health News' Marilyn Werber Serafini features members of the sandwich generation: raising children, dealing with elderly parents and the care they need — and sometimes feeling like they’ve bitten off more than they can chew.
Republicans may still take heat over Medicare proposals, survey also finds.
The top contenders are casting themselves as protectors of the program, even as they embrace ways to cut spending growth that have proven radioactive in past elections.
But officials say that for the first time in years premiums for people in private insurance plans rose faster than what was spent on their care, according to KHN's Marilyn Werber Serafini.
He’s done with mandates, but Newt Gingrich likes John Goodman’s idea for helping people who buy insurance and paying for care for those who don’t.